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Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 17,332
Posted By bpcyclist

Hmm. Well, I have read this four times now (but I...

Hmm. Well, I have read this four times now (but I am sure you doubt my honesty) and I am still confused by it. You seem to have written a perfect circle. But thank you for replying, all the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 17,332
Posted By bpcyclist

So, if I am in Boise, the bike actually comes...

So, if I am in Boise, the bike actually comes from CA? And then, if there is an issue, it goes back to CA, not to the EU? See, that is very helpful information. Thank you!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 17,332
Posted By bpcyclist

Wow. Thanks very much for telling me what it's...

Wow. Thanks very much for telling me what it's all about. Good to know.

You and I have very different views and beliefs about community businesses. I make it a point to support all kinds of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 17,332
Posted By bpcyclist

Why are those particular bikes marked up so much,...

Why are those particular bikes marked up so much, in your opinion? Wouldn't they sell a bunch more of them if they are 5500 bucks instead of $12K? I am never going to spend 10 grand on a bicycle....
04-09-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,943
Posted By bpcyclist

My current favorite. ...

My current favorite.

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Replies: 45
Views: 5,671
Posted By bpcyclist

Okay, I am going to do this, since my July trip...

Okay, I am going to do this, since my July trip is almost certainly going to be nixed. So, today, did 101 miles in lovely, 72-degree weather. First short sleeve ride of the year. Did this trail we...
04-08-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 107,228
Posted By bpcyclist

Not sure what this was. It is across the street...

Not sure what this was. It is across the street from Precision Castparts, so, maybe it's an old, early building from them Dunno.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By bpcyclist

I don't ride SPDs, but don't they have a way to...

I don't ride SPDs, but don't they have a way to change the angle of the cleat as it interfaces with the pedal? Why not play with that a bit until it feels right?
Forum: Commuting
04-05-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 51,773
Posted By bpcyclist

My pal just bought one of those fancy and very...

My pal just bought one of those fancy and very expensive Specialized Turbo Creo thingys with Di2, He has been healing up from hip replacement surgery and absolutely loves it!!!
04-05-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,789
Posted By bpcyclist

The most dangerous thing for me is inattentive...

The most dangerous thing for me is inattentive owners plus doggies. That leash can potentially put me on the ground, if handled wrong. I worry quite a bit about this.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,562
Views: 404,676
Posted By bpcyclist

It has certainly never been like that when I have...

It has certainly never been like that when I have been there...
03-31-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 107,228
Posted By bpcyclist

Okay. I am declaring this and you the winner....

Okay. I am declaring this and you the winner. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Next mission, then******************************???
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By bpcyclist

I ride a pretty nice black BMC, but they...

I ride a pretty nice black BMC, but they destroyed it by using white decals.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By bpcyclist

Love the look of that Tarmac--beautiful. ...

Love the look of that Tarmac--beautiful.

What is lacking in the Tarmac? What is it not doing for you? Are you hoping/looking for a more aggressive geometry for some reason?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By bpcyclist

It's an old Italian neighborhood just outside...

It's an old Italian neighborhood just outside Salt Lake...
03-29-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,811
Posted By bpcyclist

Yes, certainly possible. I happen to be one of...

Yes, certainly possible. I happen to be one of those mentally challenged individuals, myself. Manic people frequently do things like this when they become agitated. Totally possible--though I do kind...
03-29-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,811
Posted By bpcyclist

You may have a point.

You may have a point.
03-29-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,811
Posted By bpcyclist

Touche. But apparently, not 100% of the time...

Touche. But apparently, not 100% of the time...
03-29-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,811
Posted By bpcyclist

Abusive "Cyclist" On Morning Ride Rant

So, headed out early this morning for a nice, easy 30 miler. Still dark, nobody out. Post-apocalyptic traffic situation. Sitting at a red light with a lone car to my left, waiting for it to turn....
03-29-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 107,228
Posted By bpcyclist

The last remaining sorta mom & pop joint in an...

The last remaining sorta mom & pop joint in an are known as Slabtown, all new construction condos and commercial, right next to the Pearl District and along the northwest waterfront. Building was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,502
Posted By bpcyclist

I immediately begin racing anyone who passes me.

I immediately begin racing anyone who passes me.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By bpcyclist

Yeah, I know. I ride a 56 usually and I'm only...

Yeah, I know. I ride a 56 usually and I'm only 6'1". Hardly XL, in today's world. Nobody is going fast on that bike--unless it is due strictly to gravity...
03-25-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 530,039
Posted By bpcyclist

Just a lone rider (besides me) on the PDX...

Just a lone rider (besides me) on the PDX waterfront at 7 in the morning on a weekday. Just bizarre. Oh, and just so it is clear, cycling is permitted during our lockdown, as long as the 6-foot rule...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,618
Posted By bpcyclist

One of my dream bikes, for sure...

One of my dream bikes, for sure...
03-24-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By bpcyclist

Got out for a nice, easy 30 yesterday late...

Got out for a nice, easy 30 yesterday late afternoon, in keeping with the part of the order that permits cycling (I was alone). PDX was a total ghost town. Like, zero vehicles on I-5 at 5 pm. Just...
03-24-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By bpcyclist

I hear ya and I agree in many respects. That...

I hear ya and I agree in many respects. That said, I do not personally believe that just plopping a few super-bright Crees in a housing and firing away really qualifies as much of a bicycle headlight...
03-23-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,901
Posted By bpcyclist

Stay at home order issued this morning, but...

Stay at home order issued this morning, but cycling alone is allowed. I am worried, though, that our police officers may not actually read the actual order itself and may try to pull some of us over....
03-22-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By bpcyclist

Thank you, sir. I am happy to spend more money on...

Thank you, sir. I am happy to spend more money on things that ultimately are really going to improve the riding experience significantly over time. I don't race. I would never, ever buy Dura Ace,...
03-22-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By bpcyclist

3 Month F/U With The Outbound Road Edition

Just finished my third month with the Outbound Lighting Road Edition and thought I would just share a few thoughts. Please note that it is the middle of the three lights in these photos. The others...
03-18-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,620
Posted By bpcyclist

Feels like we are headed for a similar order here...

Feels like we are headed for a similar order here in the River City. If i can't ride my bike for 6 weeks or 6 months, I am definitely going to lose my freaking mind. 100%.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By bpcyclist

Did the exact same thing here. There are...

Did the exact same thing here. There are experienced folks on this site who apprently feel Neugent is complete garbage. Has not been my experience, but I am not a wheel guru. For the modest dollars,...
03-16-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By bpcyclist

Everyone has their own reasons for preferring one...

Everyone has their own reasons for preferring one over the other. I ride Look and like them. I use the Keo Grip cleat, which is a bit grippier when walking and therefore, a bit safer when walking--at...
03-15-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,234
Posted By bpcyclist

We had a very wimpy maybe inch of snow last night...

We had a very wimpy maybe inch of snow last night , but not on the valley floor--only really from maybe 500 feet and up. Complete joke of a winter.
03-15-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,085
Posted By bpcyclist

It seems like I might have been a dermatologist...

It seems like I might have been a dermatologist in another life, though it is all quite hazy in my advancing age. I just use plain, white petrolatum. Works just fine. Cheap. Abundant.
03-15-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By bpcyclist

My bike does not leave my sight except at one...

My bike does not leave my sight except at one store, which has 24-hour security that is located right where the bikes are locked. Other than that, my bike comes inside with me or I do not take it.
03-15-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,029
Posted By bpcyclist

As I guy who used to be on the receiving end of...

As I guy who used to be on the receiving end of an incalculable number of GSW and other violent crime victims professionally, I just find it so sad and depressing that other modern nations with whom...
03-14-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,698
Posted By bpcyclist

Poofy jackets are by far the worst for drag of...

Poofy jackets are by far the worst for drag of any garment, according to a lengthy study I just read. I use a gilet when it is chilly--it's fairly form-fitting and keeps me warmish, but doesn't...
03-14-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 107,228
Posted By bpcyclist

USS Blueback (SS-581) on the Willamette River in...

USS Blueback (SS-581) on the Willamette River in Portland.
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03-12-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,029
Posted By bpcyclist

As I have said--sincere apologies.

As I have said--sincere apologies.
03-12-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,385
Posted By bpcyclist

Tony Fauci, one of the smartest people in our...

Tony Fauci, one of the smartest people in our country on this overall topic, said yesterday that he personally believed it was unlikely in most cases to survive on hard surfaces for more than about...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,274
Posted By bpcyclist

Even if true, these numbers need way, way more...

Even if true, these numbers need way, way more specifcity to be of any use to us. For example, if you ride in to work in City X, departing home at 0430 and returning at, say, 1400ish, your risk is...
03-11-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,129
Posted By bpcyclist

I work very hard not to be angry. It solves...

I work very hard not to be angry. It solves nothing and is bad fo rmy health. That said, my riding is absolutely critical to managing my sometimes quite nasty bipolar disorder. I would really be up a...
03-11-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,130
Posted By bpcyclist

Interesting. I did just a little under 80 the...

Interesting. I did just a little under 80 the other day with food (mostly bars of different types, maybe 200 calories an hour) but with no water. It was only 55 degrees outside, so I did not consider...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By bpcyclist

Had an upper respiratory infection for several...

Had an upper respiratory infection for several days. Bit of cough, runny nose, pretty bad sinus pain. Whatever. No huge deal. No fever or trouble breathing. Definitely not a COVID-19 situation.
...
03-07-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,049
Posted By bpcyclist

I was just giving you a hard time--I wouldn't...

I was just giving you a hard time--I wouldn't close it. This topic engenders a lot of strong feelings, for a variety of reasons, one being that a good number of people seem to disagree about the...
03-07-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,049
Posted By bpcyclist

Uh boy, now you've gone and done it...

Uh boy, now you've gone and done it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,346
Posted By bpcyclist

Thanks. I have decided to ride to Winlock and...

Thanks. I have decided to ride to Winlock and stay at the elementary school that first night. They'll feed you and let you sleep in the gym for 40 bucks. Money goes to the volleyball team or...
03-05-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By bpcyclist

Could you please explain how you think minimal...

Could you please explain how you think minimal padding or no padding increases comfort for you? Thanks a bunch!!
03-04-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,921
Posted By bpcyclist

Emma Pooley has a nice little video I found...

Emma Pooley has a nice little video I found pretty helpful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYtrdeGDlWs

I also really recommend trying to work up to where you can do a pigeon pose from yoga. It is...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 22,009
Posted By bpcyclist

I've never done it. Always wanted to see what it...

I've never done it. Always wanted to see what it was like to look at one of my rides later...
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